I LOVE Minions! To feed my addiction, there are daily minion memes on Facebook with funny quotes or explicit in your face comments, as I like to call them. To further feed my addiction, I ran across this really cute Minion Easter Egg from apumpkinandaprincess.com blog. I was super excited to try this with my niece. I bought the markers, dye, wiggly eyes, and eggs.
(Image on left from apumpkinandaprincess.com blog)
We carefully dyed half the egg in yellow, then the other half in blue. Do you realize how difficult it is to get a straight dye line on eggs? My OCD kicked in and I kept trying to straighten it out. The first one ended up becoming all blue because I couldn’t get the halfway point on the egg straight.
The next egg turned out better but when flipped to do the yellow, the blue started running into the yellow. We decided to keep going to see if we could get at least one completed minion. We continued to try to cover up the blue that ran with the yellow. It didn’t work! I was ready to throw the towel in and have egg salad for lunch. But when a 7 year old is pleading with you for Minion eggs that you had built up and had such high hopes for, you keep going.
Looking over at my table centerpiece filled with plastic eggs, I decided to take the easy way out. I grabbed a blue one, a yellow one and mix matched the pieces glued the wiggly eyes and let my niece draw on the rest of the face and eye goggles. Instant Minion Eggs! Nowhere near the cuteness of the original post of Minion eggs, but enough to keep a 7 year old happy and she could even play with them, unlike she would have been able to do with real eggs. See, maybe it was not a fail after all!